University of Rochester, Sloan Performing Arts Center
Rochester, New York, USA
This new 30,000-square-foot arts center features a flexible studio theatre with movable telescopic seating risers that allow the venue to easily change from endstage to arena to thrust configurations and serve a variety of performance and educational uses. Seating between 100 and 200, with a robust rigging system, four catwalks, and technical ledge, the theatre is an ideal blank canvas for students and staff to engage, present, learn, and explore. To further the project goals of encouraging creative expression, skill building, and community activity, the facility also includes a suite of workshops and performer support spaces—a green room, a scene shop, a costume shop, dressing rooms, and a conditioning room.